Living on the Edge

February 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-74366-986-0

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Chair's Foreword

Terms of Reference

List of Recommendations



  Committee secretariat

Executive summary

1. Introduction

2. Entrenched disadvantage

  What is entrenched disadvantage?
  Factors contributing to entrenched disadvantage
  Committee comment

3. Principles for successful programs

  Place-based programs
  Wrap-around services

4. Focus areas to address disadvantage

  Life course
  Target areas

5. Steps towards successful implementation

  Longer-term and more flexible funding agreements
  Committee comment
  Data and evaluation
  Committee comment
  Coordinated funding
  Committee comment
  Building community capacity
  Committee comment
  Strategic government leadership
  Committee comment

A. List of Submissions

B. Hearings and witnesses

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4397